Wednesday, February 18, 2009

meeeeeehhhhhhhhh!



I will grant this is not a great photo....but considering that they were a good 2 km away, and I was at the full telescopic of my 12X optical zoom and the sun was setting, not too bad.

I so wanted to get a photo for you all, because we have goats that live in the hills near us, complete with a goat herder and goat dogs....I guess that is what they would be called, rather than sheep dogs.

I have never seen them in the hills until a day or two ago, when I forgot the camera, and I got a chance to walk right past them. They're really cute and really curious and not stinky at all, which kind of surprised me. I figured goats smell rather like goats...but these are all girl goats, and we all know that girls smell better than boys do, no?

Ho hum.

Their dogs are a scrubby looking mixed-bag of lovely smart mutts.

Today I could hear them on the opposite side of the valley, their bells sounds strangely like the ringing of halyards on masts in a windy day....and I caught a glimpse of them, and a photo.....

I find it amazing that I can have goat herds in the backyard, and the man can go into BCN for a lecture at the Picasso museum in the evening. What a fabulous place to live.

For just a little more perspective, if found this while trawling the net

Annual income information:
World: 7,880
High Income: 28,480
Middle Income: 5,800
Low Income: 2,110

from this site.

Sometimes the kids have asked if we are rich or if we are poor when we travel around, and see folks with so much more, and folks with so much less; and when some of their friends have so much more; so very very much more.

Yes girls. We are stinking rich. Positively rolling in the stuff.


Life is very good.

10 comments:

Beth said...

wow....kinda makes you think, huh? wow....we are stinking rich.

J.G. said...

I'm always consoling myself that wealth is more than money, but heck, I'm doing okay in the money department, too, according to this. But not so rich I can enjoy goats and Picasso practically simultaneously. How fun!

mmichele said...

Anyone with goats in the backyard is rich.

Beth said...

It's a good time to give us all some perspective as to finances.
Your picture? Love it. Reminded me of being in a cabin up North in the winter and waking up in the morning to find it surrounded by deer.

She said...

When your photo is blown up (as in I clicked to enlarge it), it looks like a lovely painting. So very cool!

oreneta said...

Beth, it really does put a little perspective on it all....we are stinking rich...no question about it.

JG, there is rich just plain Bill Gates silliness, then there is rich in experience and opportunity, and then there is the real rich and poor, can you eat, do you worry about housing, are your children starving, do you have hope....

Mmichele, I agree.

Beth, I wish I had been a little more surrounded by goats and had gotten a better shot, but what the heck...

She, well THANK you....I tried blowing it up and it is kind of cool...maybe I'll get it printed onto canvas and do something with it....hmmmmm

Carla said...

My cows would love your goats!! LOL Loved the picture, I want to live at your house!

Wealth- yes, I feel positively blessed to have as much as I do. Puts it into perspective!

oreneta said...

Carla, I think the cows and goats would have a lovely time together! Though the goats would maybe take some rougher routes....

sirdar said...

Cool that you have goats running around. Money doesn't make you rich, it just makes you wealthy. Rich is much more than money. It is experience, it is love from others, it is being happy with your situation. That makes one rich.

oreneta said...

Sirdar. I completely agree.